The LGBT and kink communities have a lot of overlap
Maybe those of us in the kink and fetish community can use the example of activists in the LGBT community. After all, LGBT and kink groups have members who readily identify in both (and other) groups. A sissy named Princess makes the point when she says:
“I recall years ago, when virtually every LGBT ?️? character in a movie was either a physco killer (ie silence of the lambs) suicidal or comic relief (to Wong Fu , I now pronounce you chuck and Larry) But obviously that has changed for the better!
Movies like “Priscilla Queen of the Desert… the Birdcage and TV shows like ‘My so called Life &; Modern Family, And many many others ..finally got it right by showing the LGBT m community as a positive normal ‘ACCEPTED’ part of our society.”
Activists change society
And, society influences how activists go about trying to influence social change. Here’s Princess again,
“It’s my hope that , like The LGBT revolution, someone in the media and film, will eventually get past the stereotypes of BDSM and related kinks and do the same for folks like us who enjoy it as a healthy part of our lives.”
What would you like to see for the fetish community?
Remember the kink, fetish and BDsm community is diverse. Even groups that will come together for any sort of social change are made up of individuals. I agree with this comment:
“I long for a portrayal of BDSM, FLR’s Power exchanges etc. that are played by sane, normal people who just enjoy Kink!”
That brings me to my question for you: Do you think our experience “needs” to be seen or accepted? Is your experience of what you like or want contingent on what “they” think about you and your kink? What are your thoughts?
Your Experienced Mistress,
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Brilliant topic, and musings! I agree, helping our society look past the stereotypical BDSM/ FLR image, and normalize for them, the real humans behind the kink is a positive thing.
Many people, are greatly concerned with what strangers may think of them and in part for good reason: Hate, abuse and other nefarious actions hurled by the ignorant to the person of difference. That’s the real reason we need to help the general population understand and tolerate (accept?) people of difference.
Love this post, see you around the Empire!
LOVE your comment Ms Erika — the point about the valid reason for being discrete — for some, it’s simply none of the business of anyone but the players and for others it’s dangerous to be seen and known. I’m always a fan of privacy … but not so much of the danger aspect, that makes me sad.
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I agree, Ms. Olivia. It’s about damn time the LGBTQ is shown as normal and a part of our communities. It’s also time for people to work on correcting the image of submissive or crossdressing people as dangerous or subversive. I think the depiction of BDSM is quite honest and positive in the show Billions on Showtime. Check it out if you haven’t seen it before.
OMG Ms Piper — I love the show Billions — and, you’re right, the Femdom experience is really quite accurate. Did you see the scene in the 4th season where she want (probably vanilla and certainly not kink) mutual pleasure? HE wants what he wants. She gives it to him because she loves him and wants him happy but after all the play he’s on his back snoring and feeling great and she’s sitting there in bed (toys all over) with this —— EXPRESSION —— on her face.
Well, YEAH. ~laughs~
Great post Mistress Olivia……You won’t be surprised to hear i agree with every word…..I must say ‘you’ are brilliant carrier of the message about mainstreaming our sex lives! Thank you for posting
~grins~ The quotes are EXCELLENT I think 🙂 🙂 🙂